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Polluted Water Changes Lives of Residents in Wisconsin Town

FRENCH ISLAND, Wis. (AP) –One year ago, residents of French Island learned they were drinking water contaminated with high levels of PFAS, a man-made chemical that is toxic to the human body. “It’s one of the scariest things that’s happened …

Pollution Concerns Lead to Water Warning on Wisconsin Island

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Concerns about pollution from PFAS “forever chemicals” that have been linked to causing cancer and a wide array of other illnesses led the state on Thursday to issue a drinking water warning for residents of French …

DuPont, Chemours Reach Agreement Over ‘Forever Chemicals’

DOVER, Del. — The Dupont Co. and its spinoff business Chemours have agreed to resolve legal disputes over environmental liabilities for pollution related to man-made chemicals associated with an increased risk of cancer and other health problems. The binding memorandum …

Wisconsin Fire Agencies Ditch Hazardous Firefighting Foam

MADISON, Wis. — Some Wisconsin fire departments have stopped using firefighting foam that contains a group of man-made chemicals that have been linked to increased cholesterol and cancer risk, among other health hazards. The Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances contaminate Wisconsin’s …

DuPont to Stop Buying Firefighting Foam With Controversial PFAS Chemicals

Industrial materials maker DuPont said on Wednesday it would stop buying and using firefighting foams made with a controversial class of chemicals, which are at the center of multiple environmental lawsuits, by the end of 2021. The chemicals, which have …